Thursday, March 27, 2014

Michigan Forum on Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

The Integrated Care Forum is about Michigan's plan, scaled back to a 3-year demonstration project, to integrate care for dual eligibles (beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid). A surprising number of dual eligibles have developmental disabilities, are under the age of 65, and receive DD mental health services from local Community Mental Health agencies making this an important issue for people with DD.

The demonstration project will be implemented in four regions of the state:
  • Region 1: all counties in the UP
  • Region 4: Southwest Michigan including Berry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren Counties.
  • Region 7: Wayne County
  • Region 9: Macomb County
The forum in Kalamazoo was postponed in January 2014 until April 2014:


SAVE THE DATE: Integrated Care Implementation Forum - Rescheduled for Kalamazoo

Dear Stakeholder:

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will be hosting a public forum on the state’s plan to integrate care for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid on April 8, 2014 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, located at 100 W. Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo.  The forum will be held in the Arcadia Ballroom located on the main level from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon EST.

MDCH is providing a conference line for interested stakeholders to participate by phone.  The conference line information is also posted on the Integrated Care website.

Call-in number: 888-363-4734
Access number: 4162210

There are 250 lines available on a first come first served basis.  We encourage organizations to listen in groups in order to maximize lines available for others.  If you get a message stating “Please try your call again later”, all lines are full.

Prior to the forum, the presentation will be available on the Integrated Care website .

A local map to the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites can be found here

The address for personal GPS and online mapping systems is:

100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Parking is available in the hotel’s attached parking garage. Green parking passes will be available at the forum registration table to cover the cost of parking for participants.  When leaving the parking garage, enter your parking ticket into the machine followed by the green parking pass to avoid a parking fee.

Complimentary valet parking is available to those utilizing wheelchairs or with accessibility/mobility issues.

For interpreting services, or other accommodations at the forum, contact the Integrated Care Division at 517-241-4293.

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